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2023-11-30

Weeknotes (2023 week 48)

A few weeks have passed since the last update. The whole family was repeatedly sick with different viruses etc… I hope that the worst is over now. Who knows.

12-factor Django storage configuration

I should maybe write a longer and separate post about this, but speckenv has gained support for the Django STORAGES setting. No documentation yet, but it supports two storage backends for now, the file system storage and django-s3-storage, my go-to library for S3-compatible services.

Using it looks something like this:

from speckenv import env
from speckenv_django import django_storage_url

STORAGES = {
    "default": django_storage_url(
        env(
            "STORAGE_URL",
            default="file:./media/?base_url=/media/",
            warn=True,
        ),
        base_dir=BASE_DIR,
    ),
    "staticfiles": {
        "BACKEND": "django.contrib.staticfiles.storage.ManifestStaticFilesStorage",
    },
}

Then, if you want to use S3 you can put something like this in your .env file:

STORAGE_URL=s3://access-key:secret@bucket.name.s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/media/

Or maybe something like this, if you want to serve media files without authentication:

STORAGE_URL=s3://access-key:secret@bucket.name.s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/media/?aws_s3_public_auth=False&aws_s3_max_age_seconds=31536000

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